December 17, 2007


It is now officially Christmas.

While not nearly as warm as it was last year in Florida, and even though there are Christmas decorations out everywhere, I just haven't felt like it could be Christmas already. I haven't even gone shopping, yet. Partly because of no time, but mainly because I just haven't had the urge. I typically shop late anyway, but this year any urgency has been gone. So yesterday, I tried... and pissed myself off almost immediately.

Some shopping I am saving for when I get home. Less to pack. But at work, we've got a gift exchange going. I drew this woman's name, and on her paper, she had written "necklace, earrings, or kitchen stuff." I don't feel it's proper to go buying her jewelry, and I don't know what kind of kitchen stuff she needs, so I asked one of the guys that she hangs out with. He suggested a gift card from American Eagle Outfitters. Quick and easy, it would be something she would greatly appreciate. So I set off for the plaza where this place is located.

Quick and easy, my ass. (cue holiday cheer) As soon as I pulled in, I knew it was trouble. There were guys out directing traffic, which was hardly moving, except in slow circles. Vultures waiting for someone to drop. I made it through the parking lot, and kept on going. Right up into the mountains.

Much better. Not to mention, I finally got to see some snow.


I didn't make it all of the way up to Kings Canyon, but it was still a beautiful drive. Sometime this week, I'll be buying chains for the car. While they weren't required, I started to lose traction at times... and I still had a way to go. I just turned around and headed back.

Shopping frustrations aside, it was a great day.

It can now be Christmas.

Posted by That 1 Guy at December 17, 2007 06:03 AM | TrackBack

MOST excellent day...

And very good news too, you lettin' it be Christmas now and all. I was starting to panic!


Posted by: Tammi at December 17, 2007 08:54 AM

"It can now be Christmas."

Oh thank heavens - I was worried we wouldn't have a T1G sanctioned Christmas this year... ; )

Posted by: Richmond at December 17, 2007 01:54 PM

Yea I'm with you I got zero shopping done. My son in from college & the little lady put the real Christmas tree up and decorated it. Rock on. Now it's christmas here.

Posted by: Tom Hindman at December 17, 2007 07:45 PM

Nice! I loe seeing the snow here, too! One year we did have snow for Christmas, actually.

Posted by: caltechgirl at December 17, 2007 09:23 PM

yeah, that should be love....

Posted by: caltechgirl at December 17, 2007 09:24 PM

Its so nice to watch the beauty of snow, wonderful picture...

Posted by: annie at December 19, 2007 02:48 AM

Yep, I've got 2 1/2 feet of that global warming stuff in my yard. Thank God for my love of snowmobiling and skiing. Oh... and yes, now with the one and only T1G Man's declaration... Let Christmas begin!

Posted by: Anna at December 21, 2007 09:48 AM